The Way Science WorksBook - 1995
"The Way Science Works is an essential work of reference, ideal for anyone who has ever been fascinated by how things work, and for anyone - of any age - who wants to learn about science. Full-color anatomical illustrations explore how everything works in modern science and technology, from cars and helicopters to holography and gene splicing. Accompanying essays written by experts in each field make all areas of technology, from the everyday to the exotic, accessible to the nonspecialist. This basic "words and pictures" approach easily brings the reader to a confident understanding of the workings of each thing, whether it be a spacesuit or a television set, microsurgery or brewing beer." "Topics are arranged in nine sections covering familiar subjects such as entertainment and transportation, as well as the frontiers of science and research. The final section, "Principles," outlines the key building blocks of science - the properties of matter and the principles of force and motion. Hundreds of easy-to-follow artworks and photographs show the ingenuity with which these principles are applied in today's technologies." "Accurate, readable, and engaging, The Way Science Works is a revelatory look at the hundreds of ways we have harnessed science to meet our everyday needs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Macmillian, c1995.
Branch Call Number: F603 WAY
Characteristics: 288 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.